In 1987, a group of dedicated pool players in Louisville, Kentucky formed a small company based on a simple but unique idea creating a table that would so surpass all others in quality and craftsmanship that it would become the standard for national and international tournament play. Achieving that goal had three strategic elements: (1) using the table in major tournament events, (2) seeking comments and advice from experienced, top professionals about the table's 'playability', and, (3) heeding those comments by adding features and making refinements that improved its performance. For example, various specifications which determine the degree of difficulty or 'tightness' of the pockets, such as the 'cut angle' and pocket size, were continuously changed to find just the 'right' configuration. Other features were refined in the same way. Since its inception, the DIAMOND PROFESSIONAL has been through over 100 major tournaments and many changes and refinements. Because the DIAMOND was truly designed by players for players and not by manufacturers, it contains design features found in no other table in existence, features which make each DIAMOND the standard of the industry for tournament play, for commercial pool rooms and for the home. Every facet of the DIAMOND is manufactured to exacting standards. Carefully sculptured from solid hardwoods, each table is pre-assembled at the factory by hand and tested to assure that strict specifications are met. These rigid specifications and the large amount of hand craftsmanship mean that the DIAMOND will never be a mass production unit. It will be produced only at a volume that assures the very highest quality for each unit. DIAMOND craftsmanship and philosophy encompasses each element of any single game of billiards, including the lighting, the balls, the cloth and even how comfortably the players sit between runs on the table.
Even then, Howard Miller understood the need to create products that would be steeped in quality and value. He expected nothing less than the best. And it was only under those strict conditions that he allowed his name to grace every clock manufactured at our sprawling facility in Zeeland, Michigan. Howard Miller was schooled in the fine art of clockmaking by his father, Herman, in the Black Forest region of Germany. Howard developed into a visionary whose keen sense of innovation spawned a tradition of excellence that has been uncompromised through three generations. While the early years focused on the manufacture of chiming wall and mantel clocks, Howard Miller also produced trend-setting avant garde clocks that stand today in collectors' galleries. During World War II, Howard Miller joined forces with the Ford Motor Co. to produce anti-aircraft covers. In the 1960s, the company turned its attention to grandfather clocks, eventually earning the company the title of "World's Largest Grandfather Clock Manufacturer." In 1989, Howard Miller began creating collectors cabinets with the same attention to detail and craftsmanship inherent in their clockmaking. Fashioned from glass and hardwoods, the cabinets are ideal for displaying heirlooms, plates, glassware and other collectibles. Howard Miller offers hundreds of items to complement any decor ranging from portable alarm clocks to desk sets to wall and mantel clocks to collectors cabinets to limited edition grandfather clocks. And in price ranges that may surprise you - from $5 to $15,000. No matter the price of the purchase, you have the same assurance that Howard C. Miller provided when he began offering clocks more than 70 years ago.
From a single sports pole anchor and a PVC telescopic pole, Park & Sun Sports started their company in 1984 with the development of innovative volleyball equipment. In recognizing grass root efforts and requirements, the company established a line of quality products and innovative designs that is now offered in the marketplace nationwide and internationally. Having achieved a reputation for quality upper end volleyball net systems, the company has continued their product development to additional outdoor products, training aids, and unique indoor games such as the Fold-A-Hoop and rotational game tables. Park & Sun Sports is driven and inspired to be an organization that is focused on the design, development and quality of the products we provide. Through the talents of our dedicated team and the inspiration of our customers, they will continue to bring innovation, passion and superior service to the markets they support.
Performance Games, Inc. was originally founded by industry veterans Dick, Tom, and Todd Shelton, three family members who have always shared a passion for manufacturing high quality coin-operated amusement and consumer products with unique designs and features. The company was acquired by Olhausen Billiards in 2009. Olhausen is one of the largest and most respected manufacturers of billiard tables in the country. The company is family owned and operated and manufactures almost 30,000 pool tables a year in their 250,000 square foot facility in Portland, Tennessee. Olhausen has consistently pursued a tradition of dedication to Quality, Service, Selection and Value. These attributes and four generations in the business have earned their company the title of "The Best in Billiards". Olhausen has continued PGI's emphasis on building the best games with the most features. It is their knowledge and passion for the game that separates Performance Games Inc. from the competition and places them among the elite gaming manufacturers in the country. Their line of games includes "commercial grade" air hockey tables, foosball tables, shuffleboard tables, stick hockey tables, and other amusement games.
Founded in 1996, Twin-Star International, Inc. is an award winning home furnishings manufacturer which strives to enrich and enhance lives by providing classic furniture designs crafted with old fashion care and attention. Their in-house designers and engineers study the great furniture traditions of times past as well as keeping a pulse on the latest world-wide trends of today to offer the most comprehensive and diversified product line available. Twin-Star's products use the finest hardwoods, wood veneers and finishes available, each chosen specifically to match the character and need of each individual piece. All Twin-Star products are diligently inspected from Incoming Materials (IQC), through the manufacturing processes (In-Process) to finished and packed goods, using strict AQL standards. Twin-Star's world headquarters are located in Delray Beach, FL and their 11,000 sq ft China headquarters is located in Southern China, close to most of its manufacturing facilities. Twin-Star's dedicated management is passionate about the products which carry its name. In the end, a true judge of a company is not what it says, but what it does, and their proof is in their products. Their brands include ClassicFlame Electric Fireplaces, Duraflame Heaters, Tresanti Media Consoles and Cabinets, and Tresanti Refrigerated Wine Cabinets.